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Communications Manager – Gilcrease Museum/ Institutional Advancement

Title

Communications Manager

Office or College

Gilcrease Museum/ Institutional Advancement

Category

Administrative/Professional

Position Summary

The Communications Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and managing a strategic integrated communication plan to support Gilcrease Museum becoming a major attraction and destination for the Tulsa region as well as further developing its national audience. The Communications Manager reports to the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement at The University of Tulsa, and works closely with the Executive Director of Gilcrease Museum.

Characteristic Duties

  • Manages writing and communication support for museum operations, including public relations, media relations, publications, marketing, advertising and event promotion, as assigned
  • Promotes the museum to local, regional and national audiences through earned media opportunities using appropriate media outlets
  • Responds to all media inquiries; may require serving in a spokesperson capacity, as directed
  • Creates and executes print and digital advertising strategy, including managing contracts with various publications to support media operations
  • Oversees and coordinates the development, design, printing and distribution of all museum print and digital publications including the quarterly member magazine, weekly member emails, brochures, rack cards, flyers, posters, handouts, event invitations and others as assigned
  • Works closely with graphic and visual design staff to develop publications and advertising concepts that reinforce museum messaging for multiple audiences
  • Manages social media and works with team to incorporate appropriate imagery and video
  • Develops and edits content for Gilcrease website
  • Conceptualizes and writes copy to support the activities of various museum departments; edits and proofreads copy by other museum staff
  • Fulfills special assignments including speech and scriptwriting, ad copywriting
  • Provides University Relations support, as needed
  • Provides event support, as needed
  • Handles other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication, marketing or media-related field; minimum 3-5 years of experience in communication, journalism, marketing, or related field at a museum, educational institution, corporation, non-profit organization or agency; experience in publications and visual presentations; excellent written and oral communication; strong organizational, and interpersonal skills and consistent ability to meet tight deadlines; able to work effectively with people at all levels of an organization and able to establish solid rapport with internal and external constituencies; proficient in Microsoft Office and social media tools.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in a museum; knowledge of art; media buying experience

Application Information

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104 or email to tujobs@utulsa.edu or fax to (918) 631-3543. The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted

10/11/2017

Status

Open

 

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.